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Tom Stoppard

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Birthday
3, 1937
Birthplace
Zlin, Czech Republic
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
3, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Zlin, Czech Republic

About

Czech-born tragicomic playwright who wrote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia, and The Coast of Utopia.

Before Fame

While working in Bristol, he was more known for his strained attempts at success and his unstylish attire rather than for his writing style.

Trivia

He fled Czechoslovakia to escape the Nazis in 1939.

Family Life

He had two sons with his first wife, Josie Ingle, and then two sons with his second wife, Miriam Stoppard.

Associated With

He wrote the film Shakespeare in Love, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow.